Hans joined BCI's Seattle office in March 2017 as a member of the Research and Information Services team.
He participates in market and regulatory research, program evaluation, proposal writing, and data analysis. Hans has been a primary contributor to several program evaluations in Southeast Asia and Europe, market and production research projects in Peru and India, and he leads extensive data analysis projects. He contributes to regulatory and market intelligence for producers of horticultural goods, products of animal origin, processed foods, and the life sciences industry.
Prior to joining BCI, Hans was Communications Public Affairs Manager for the Washington Business Alliance, where he conducted data analysis and developed an extensive library of data visualizations and interactive maps and helped design forecasting dashboards. He also presented his analyses in reports for print and digital publishing, policy speeches, testimony, blogs, and op-eds published in The Seattle Times, Puget Sound Business Journal, Real Clear Policy, and The Hill
Hans earned a Master of Science degree in Political Science from Portland State University. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Western Washington University, graduating cum laude. As an undergraduate, he studied abroad in South Africa.